A Myanmar court has again convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years jail.
Myanmar court convicts Aung San Suu Kyi again, jails Australian economist
A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating an official secrets law, a legal official said.
Suu Kyi received a three-year sentence after being tried and convicted with Turnell under the secrets act, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release information about the case.
Three members of Suu Kyi’s Cabinet were also found guilty, each also receiving sentences of three years in prison.
Turnell, an associate professor in economics at Sydney’s Macquarie University, had served as an adviser to Suu Kyi, who was detained when her elected government was ousted by the army in 2021.